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What You Need to Know About Gluten Intolerance and Celiac Disease

With a growing number of Americans diagnosed with Celiac disease every year, which results from the body’s inability to properly digest gluten, the condition has become a major concern for individuals suffering from food allergies. Understanding what Celiac is, and how gluten affects the digestive system and overall health is an important step in finding a treatment plan that will help Celiac disease sufferers in Los Angeles remain healthy while enjoying a diet that fits into their individual lifestyle and meets their nutritional needs.

What is Gluten?

While the rise of gluten intolerance in recent years has lead many people to go “gluten-free” for health concerns, gluten does not cause adverse reactions in healthy people that are not suffering from Celiac disease. Gluten is simply a combination of proteins found in wheat products, used to give bread its shape, texture, and consistency.

Gluten is most commonly found in the following wheat products:

In addition to bread, many other foods can contain gluten, including:

Overhauling dietary habits can be overwhelming for people suffering from celiac disease in Beverly Hills; however, there are many healthy alternatives to wheat that can help patients avoid a reaction and meet their nutritional needs.

Gluten-free foods for people with celiac disease:

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